These people who judge us should take a city bus or a cab through the South Bronx, the Central Ward of Newark, North Philadelphia, the Northwest section of the District of Columbia or any Third World reservation, and see if they can note a robbery in progress. See if they recognize the murder of innocent people. This is the issue, the myth that the Imperialists should not be confronted and cannot be beaten is eroding fast and we stand here ready to do whatever to make the myth erode even faster, and to say for the record that not only will the Imperialist U.S. lose, but that it should lose.
- Kuwasi Balagoon, Sept. 13th 1983Kuwasi Balagoon was an Anarchist member of the Black Liberation Army, an armed formation that fought for Revolution in the United States in the 1970s. He managed to escape from prison twice before finally being captured December 1981; he died in prison of AIDS on December 13, 1986.
Although the words above were written over twenty years ago in regards to the situation of Black people in the United States, i think that the past 11 days events in France show that they are – sadly – as true as ever, and do not only apply to Amerika.
For more information about Kuwasi Balagoon, please visit the Kuwasi Balagoon Memorial Page.